Fiji-Indian. Radical. Forced Migrant. Juris Doctor. Reluctant Dreamer. Undocumented. Unafraid. Unapologetic. Unashamed.
Hey, I talked to my lawyer and he said that I'm not eligible because I am not currently in deportation proceedings. I was given a deportation order 5+ years ago so I do not qualify now but may be likely to qualify in August? Ugh, I wish I can consult with you!
There are divergent points of view on this. The LAC advisory from the American Immigration Council tells people to wait even if they have a final deportation order from a while ago. My lawyer seems to think otherwise, given that is precisely what he has been doing for several years now — getting deferred action for Dreamers with final deportation orders. In any case, there doesn’t seem to be harm in waiting.